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i'm trying to untar a package.......but when i'm executing the following command
tar -xvzf filename.tar.gz
its giving the following error......( i'm just stating the last few lines )
tar: john-1.6/README: Cannot create symlink to `doc/README': Operation not permitted
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
i again downloaded its fresh copy........but still facing the same problem
any sort of help will be highly appriciated.
cheers man tis ok ive sussed it!!! its because i had mounted the proc (mount -t proc none) before uncompressing the file(s) i think that it had tried to write a new file whilst i was using it, thanks for your help all the same though, cheers trscookie.